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OCR releases bulletin on negative impact of insider threats on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI OCR announces initiative to more widely investigate breaches affecting less than 500 individuals Covered entities must prove actionable compliance Enforcement actions/settlements reach all time high FairWarning fully addresses 5 and partially addresses 26 of the HIPAA protocol elements For more information, please visit | 727-576-6700 | © Copyright 2004-2019 FairWarning, Inc. | All rights reserved. Various trademarks held by their respective owners. HHS' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has responded to the recent spate of data breaches with warnings on the heightened risk of insider abuses to protected health information (PHI) with two recent announcements: Additional Resources FairWarning Mitigates Insider Threats and Demonstrates Compliance Right out of the box, FairWarning Patient Privacy Intelligence provides an affordable solution for care providers of all sizes to address significant portions of HIPAA compliance for your Electronic Health Records (EHR) and cloud applications (Salesforce, Office 365, and more). Our solutions deliver actionable insights on a wide range of areas of user activity: from medical identity theft and compromised credentials to unusual user behaviors, such as simultaneous log-ins and access after termination. It provides one place to monitor, review documents, record investigations of suspicious behaviors and provide centralized governance reporting. FairWarning Patient Privacy Intelligence fully addresses 5 of the HIPAA protocol elements and partially addresses 26 of the protocol elements, which are focused on both the management process and audit control for applications containing PHI. FairWarning Managed Privacy Services (MPS) provides care providers with cost-effective, reliable experts to operate essential elements of their compliance program. Our team of certified and experienced privacy, security and compliance professionals helps ease the financial strain of hiring and training new personnel, reduces workloads by more than 80%, investigates and documents incidents, and helps train staff to create a culture of compliance – bolstering your overall compliance posture. How FairWarning Provides a Framework for OCR Phase 2 HIPAA Audits FairWarning Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Protocol Mapping FairWarning Executive Series Webinar: What's New with HIPAA Enforcement Over the summer of 2016, OCR rolled-out Phase 2 HIPAA audits, significantly increased enforcement, settled a record-setting series of enforcement resolutions (including a record $5.5 million fine), and recently announced that it will more widely investigate breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals. These actions are not ambiguous. OCR has upped the ante in terms of protecting against insider abuses and leaves no question that covered entities must prove demonstrable compliance. With the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the subsequent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Breach Notification Rule, the U.S. government has been committed to the investigation of reported breaches of protected health information (PHI), but until recently, was limited on enforcement. Times have changed. Do you know who your employees are? OCR Announces Initiative to More Widely Investigate Breaches Affecting Fewer than 500 Individuals 18 AUGUST 2016 AUGUST 1 2016 Is your organization prepared with a defensible compliance position? TODAY OCR Heightens Focus On Insider Abuses in 2016: Achieve a Defensible Position with

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